Listen Here (2021)


Listen Here is a project consisting of two dance performances inspired by the work of American composer Pauline Oliveros. Through her compositions, she suggested that true listening is a vibrant and creative act.

In Listen Here: These Woods, the audience is invited to a dance outdoors among the trees, where the dancers listen to the living environment. They join the ongoing dance of wind rustling through the leaves and birds zipping by in the branches. The forest is the dancers’ home and the audience are stimulated to consider that they, too, might belong in the forest.

Listen Here: This Cavern takes place indoors, where the music of Pauline Oliveros reverberates in the space. The deeply resonant sounds of her composition Deep Listening carry the dancers towards open and generous movements. As they dance, they create dynamic spirals of movement in the room. Slowly, the audience is drawn into this ongoing flow of expansive circular energy – a beautiful exchange between sound, dance and audience.

With the double bill Listen Here, Daniel Linehan continues his research on the interconnection between species, nature and environment, this time starting from a curiosity for the sounds of our environmental conditions.

Concept & choreography Daniel Linehan
Creation & performance Gorka Gurrutxaga Arruti, Anneleen Keppens, Victor Pérez Armero, Louise Tanoto
Dramaturgy Ingrid Vranken
Music by Pauline Oliveros (only for This Cavern)
Costumes Frédérick Denis
Light (only for This Cavern) Elke Verachtert
Sound (only for This Cavern) Christophe Rault
Production Hiatus (Brussels, BE)
Coproduction deSingel International Arts Campus (Antwerp, BE), Charleroi Danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles (Brussels, BE), Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape, direction Yuval PICK, dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio (FR), KAAP (Ostend) & others TBC
Residencies deSingel (Antwerp, BE), Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape (FR) & others TBC
International tour planning Damien Valette (Paris, FR)

Daniel Linehan/Hiatus is Creative Associate at deSingel International Arts Campus 2017-2021 (Antwerp, BE) and supported by the Flemish authorities. 

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